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North Walsham Young Sports Stars Recognised At Annual Ceremony


Posted on: 10th December 2017

North Walsham’s young sports stars have been recognised at a ceremony at the town’s Atrium, as North Walsham High School’s annual Sports Presentation Evening acknowledged the school’s high achievers of 2017.

George Isbell and Harriet Laws-Herd shared the annual Sports Personality of the Year Award, given to the outstanding sports contributor in the year group which left in the summer. 

Meanwhile Outstanding Endeavour Awards went to James Parsons and Victoria Miller, with a Service to PE Award going to Melissa Wright.

Four students were recognised for playing representative sports at County or higher level: Ethan Davies (cross country for Norfolk and East Anglia schools), George Isbell (rugby for Norfolk U16s and Leicester Tigers), Rory Porter-Davies (U16 Norfolk schools football) and James Vann (U16s Norfolk cricket).

A total of 39 students from across all year groups were presented with Bronze School Colours, with 11 receiving Silver Colours.

School head of PE Paul Bradshaw told the audience of students, former students and parents, “These awards are a chance to recognise publicly the many sporting achievements of our students during the past 12 months.  Sport remains very strong at the school, and it is important to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our students.

“When I look at the people I went to school with that I am still in touch with, they are the ones I played sport with.  Sport can help make lifelong friendships as well as creating many shared memories.

“It doesn’t just encourage physical fitness and healthy living, but it also fosters a sense of teamwork, challenge and achievement which will benefit them way beyond the sports field and into their future lives.”


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